School Libraries and Student Achievement
Mission & Goals
The Mission of the Natick Public Schools Libraries
The mission of the Natick Public Schools Library Media Program is the same as the American Association of School Librarians, which is to ensure that students and staff are effective users of ideas and information. As School Library Media Specialist, it is our job to empower students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, and ethical users of information.
This mission will be reached through:
Collaborating with educators and students to design and teach engaging learning experiences that meet individual needs.
Instructing students and assisting educators in using, evaluating, and producing information and ideas through active use of a broad range of appropriate tools, resources and information technologies.
Providing access to materials in all formats, including up-to-date, high quality, varied literature to develop and strengthen a love of reading.
Providing students and staff with instruction and resources that reflect current information needs and anticipate in technology and education.
Providing leadership in the total education program and advocating for strong school library media programs as essential to meeting local, state and national education goals.